Providers

Doctors
Jonathan Zaidan, MD FACOG

Dr. Zaidan is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive surgery via laparoscopic, robotic and vaginal methods.

Ginger Connor, MD FACOG

Dr. Connor specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures including laparoscopy and robotic surgery. She is passionate in treating uterine fibroids and patients with heavy menstrual bleeding conditions.

Nickole Bazger, DO FACOOG

Dr. Bazger is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bazger was trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy St. Vincent in Toledo, Ohio and completed the John Paul II Fellowship in Medical and Surgical NaPro TECHNOLOGY at Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. She is the only NaPro Surgeon in Michigan!

Kulsoom Jafri, MD FACOG

Kulsoom Jafri is a caring and diligent OB-GYN caring for the communities of Lake Orion, Clarkston, and Birmingham, MI. Dr. Jafri attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her degree in medicine.

Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O., FACOOG

Dr. Pugmire recieved his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency at University and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Pugmire specializes in minimally invasive robotic surgery. Using da Vinci robotics technology, Dr. Pugmire has performed and continues to perform more robotic surgeries than any other robotic surgeon in the Northeastern region of the United States.

Dr. Erin Bouhana, DO

Dr.Erin Bouhana attended Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Metro Health Hospital. Dr.Bouhana will see patients in our Lake Orion and Rochester offices. Her interests include minimally invasive and high level surgical intervention. She will be able to see patients for routine gynecologic care, and more.

Kenan Asbahi, MD

Dr. Asbahi received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University followed by his Doctor of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine in 2013. He completed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center and Hutzel Women’s Hospital in 2017. He has a special interest in exercise and nutrition as well as minimally invasive surgery.


Nurse Practitioners
Heather Martin, WHNP

Heather is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in women’s gynecologic care with special areas of interest in infertility, natural family planning, irregular periods, comprehensive prenatal care, Bioidentical hormones, health promotion and screening during routine annual exams.

Kaycie Grusnick, CFNP

Kaycie is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from George Washington University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Western Michigan University.

Jennifer Myers, WHNP

Jennifer graduated from Wayne State University and is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She joins us with over 15 years’ experience and is proficient in routine annual exams, pregnancy, infertility, contraceptive counseling and in office procedures.

Shannon Brasil, WHNP

Shannon is a Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in the unique needs of adolescents, menopausal concerns including bioidentical hormones, treatment of osteoporosis, and weight loss strategies.

Nicole Peel, WHNP

Nicole Peel is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Nicole is very passionate about being a women’s health advocate and educates patients in all areas of women’s health and wellness throughout every stage of their life – from the teenage years through menopause. Special interests include: family planning and contraception, preventive health, well-woman and adolescent health, sexual health and prenatal and postpartum care.


Midwives- Advanced Practice Clinicians
Barbara Crone, DNP CNM, ANP-BC

Barbara graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelors in Nursing and Wayne State University obtaining a Masters as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Barbara is certified in Midwifery and later achieved her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University.

Lori Calbeck, CNM

Lori is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, receiving her MSN from the University of Minnesota and her BSN from Wayne State University. Her interests include: Prenatal & postnatal care, Teen pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Natural Childbirth. Nexplanon insertion.

Renee Sokolowski, CNM

Renee is a certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, as a nurse midwife. Renee cares for women across the life span, with special interest in pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum period, health promotion, adolescent health, gynecology, family planning, birth control, and menopause.

Sarah Degnan, CNM, CPNP

Sarah Degnan CNM, CPNP graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Master of Science in the combined Nurse-Midwifery and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. Special interests include providing primary care services, adolescent health, birth control, and natural childbirth.

Hellen Bennett, RNC, MS, WHNP, CNM

Hellen is certified as a nurse midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board and also certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner through the National Certification Corporation.
She has her undergraduate degree in Nursing from University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Parent Child Nursing from University of Michigan. She attended Frontier Nursing University for her Nurse Midwifery diploma in 1992.

Sara Lebovic, CNM

Sara is a Certified Nurse Midwife who received both her Bachelor’s in Nursing and Master’s in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Michigan. She is incredibly passionate about caring for Women throughout the lifespan. She has special interests in labor and delivery, pregnancy, mental health care in pregnancy, contraception, and adolescent health.

Amanda Varva, CNM

Amanda is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she received her MSN in Midwifery. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. Prior to beginning her career as a nurse midwife, she worked at the Family Birth Center and Karmanos Center for Natural Birth at Beaumont as an RN. She has special interests in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), natural childbirth, LGBTQ health, contraception, and natural family planning.

Devon Welling, CNM

Devon is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and
received her MSN from Georgetown University in addition to her BSN from Grand Valley State University. Her special interests include natural childbirth, adolescent health, well woman care, family planning, and health education.

Laura Smuts, CNM

Laura received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery from New York University. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and her interests include: health promotion, birth control, breastfeeding, prenatal care, and labor and delivery.

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